Bloomington, CA (September 28, 2022) – On Sunday morning, September 25, a serious accident was reported in Bloomington that killed one person.
According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred around 3:15 a.m. on the westbound I-10 Freeway near the Sierra Avenue exit. The police indicated that a vehicle was traveling on 10 Freeway when it collided with another vehicle.
Emergency personnel was called to the scene. Firefighters and paramedics quickly responded to the accident and found a two-door sedan with major damage to many parts of the vehicle and a pickup truck on the right shoulder of the roadway with major front-end damage. First responders also found a person lying in the roadway that was ejected from one of the vehicles. Paramedics worked hastily to help the injured. Sadly, the person thrown from their vehicle sustained life-threatening injuries and died at the scene of the accident. The identity of the person killed has not been released at this time.
There is no other information at this time about whether anyone else sustained injuries in the crash.
Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash and the events leading up to the impact. The collision caused significant backups in the area as only one lane was open on the westbound 10 Freeway for many hours.
We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased victim’s family at this time. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this tragedy.
Our thoughts are also with anyone else injured in this accident. We hope for their full recovery.
In 2020, more than 3,800 people were killed in fatal car accidents in California, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which was more than the 3,719 people that were killed in car accidents in 2019. In 2022, there were already over 1,000 deaths related to car accidents in just the first three months.
Accidents happen for many reasons, but most often they are caused by some form of reckless or negligent driving, such as texting while driving, speeding, impaired driving, or failing to yield or stop at traffic lights and stop signs. More than one-third of all road fatalities in the US are caused by reckless driving. Accidents can happen in a blink of an eye. Therefore, on congested Californian roadways, drivers need to exercise extra caution when commuting and make sure they are following the rules of the road, to try to mitigate any chance of an accident happening. Unfortunately, though, accidents still happen and are oftentimes out of our control, no matter how cautious a driver is.
Losing a loved one is one of the hardest things to experience in life. When you’re grieving, even the smallest day-to-day tasks can feel insurmountable to handle. The last thing you want to deal with is legal and insurance matters. However, when someone you love has been killed by someone else’s actions, you can file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. Contacting a trusted wrongful death attorney can help with these important matters that need to be handled.
When someone is killed in an accident as a result of someone else’s negligence, it’s important to hold that person responsible for their actions. Filing a wrongful death suit against a negligent party can bring justice and closure to your deceased family member’s passing.
If you have lost somebody you love in a fatal car accident, speak with a legal advocate that you can trust. Please do not hesitate to contact a Bloomington wrongful death attorney by calling (888) 539-3154 to see how we can help you.
Note: This post was created through the use of secondary sources such as state and local news sources, police accident reports, social media platforms, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Orange County. The facts surrounding this accident have not been independently verified, therefore, if any information is incorrect, please contact Russell & Lazarus APC, Personal Injury Lawyer so we can update the post with the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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